VetFran For nearly 30 years, VetFran has been the bridge between veterans and the franchise community, fostering entrepreneurship and education. VetFran is the flagship initiative of the International Franchise Association’s Foundation and serves as a bridge between the franchise community, our nation’s veterans and a myriad of public and private sector partners.

Dating back to 1991, VetFran has been at the forefront of ensuring that franchising is a leading sector of the economy for being veteran-friendly and veteran-ready.

Dating back to 1991, VetFran has been at the forefront of ensuring that franchising is a leading sector of the economy for being veteran-friendly and veteran-ready.

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Work hard now in order to play harder later in life!
09/21/2021

Work hard now in order to play harder later in life!

Work hard now in order to play harder later in life!

Working on yourself can actually make your business more successful. Learn how in our latest blog.
09/20/2021
Turn Self-Improvement Into Business Success | VetFran

Working on yourself can actually make your business more successful. Learn how in our latest blog.

VetFran is a strategic initiative of the International Franchise Association and the Franchise Education and Research Foundation.

There's no denying that veterans excel at franchising! Are you ready to be the next success story?
09/17/2021
VetFran - Over 500 Veterans Franchise Opportunities

There's no denying that veterans excel at franchising! Are you ready to be the next success story?

VetFran connects veterans with over 500 vetted franchise opportunities. Find funding resources, tips and info on franchising, and more.

Ole Miss took time to honor its military veteran students, faculty and alumni over the Sept. 11 weekend.
09/15/2021
Ole Miss Honors Veterans with Annual Military Appreciation Game - Ole Miss Athletics

Ole Miss took time to honor its military veteran students, faculty and alumni over the Sept. 11 weekend.

OXFORD, Miss. – On the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, Ole Miss is honoring its military veteran students, faculty and alumni with a series of events designed to recognize members of the armed services in the Ole Miss family.

What are your goals?
09/14/2021

What are your goals?

What are your goals?

“If we learn nothing else from this tragedy, we learn that life is short and there is no time for hate.”—Sandy Dahl, wif...
09/10/2021

“If we learn nothing else from this tragedy, we learn that life is short and there is no time for hate.”—Sandy Dahl, wife of Flight 93 pilot Jason Dahl

“If we learn nothing else from this tragedy, we learn that life is short and there is no time for hate.”—Sandy Dahl, wife of Flight 93 pilot Jason Dahl

Are you ready to step into a leadership role? Owning a franchise might be the perfect fit!
09/07/2021

Are you ready to step into a leadership role? Owning a franchise might be the perfect fit!

Are you ready to step into a leadership role? Owning a franchise might be the perfect fit!

Happy Labor Day!
09/06/2021

Happy Labor Day!

Happy Labor Day!

When striving to build a successful franchise, learn from the mistakes of others.
09/02/2021
How to Mistake-Proof Your Franchise | VetFran

When striving to build a successful franchise, learn from the mistakes of others.

VetFran is a strategic initiative of the International Franchise Association and the Franchise Education and Research Foundation.

You have the power to become anyone you want, including a franchisee!
08/31/2021

You have the power to become anyone you want, including a franchisee!

You have the power to become anyone you want, including a franchisee!

When problems arise, work together as a team to overcome them!
08/30/2021
3 Questions to Help Your Team Solve Problems

When problems arise, work together as a team to overcome them!

Don’t succumb to the temptation to provide all the answers. Instead, help your team get there themselves.

Why are veterans choosing franchising? Find out by visiting our website!
08/27/2021
For Veterans - VetFran

Why are veterans choosing franchising? Find out by visiting our website!

What is Franchising? Franchising is one of America’s most enduring contributions to the world of business. The franchise business model allows individuals to go into business for themselves, but not by themselves. Why reinvent the wheel when you can purchase your own small business complete with k...

VetFran affiliate Marco's Pizza found a new franchise owner in army veteran Raymond Fyler!
08/26/2021
Army veteran opens pizza shop in Las Vegas

VetFran affiliate Marco's Pizza found a new franchise owner in army veteran Raymond Fyler!

A Las Vegas Army veteran is taking his love for pizza into the business world as a franchise owner.

Rather than complaining about your circumstances, take action and create some new ones. The sky is the limit!
08/24/2021

Rather than complaining about your circumstances, take action and create some new ones. The sky is the limit!

Rather than complaining about your circumstances, take action and create some new ones. The sky is the limit!

Are you ready to make the move from military life to franchise owner?
08/18/2021
From Military Life to Franchise Owner | VetFran

Are you ready to make the move from military life to franchise owner?

VetFran is a strategic initiative of the International Franchise Association and the Franchise Education and Research Foundation.

Leaders play an essential role.
08/17/2021

Leaders play an essential role.

Leaders play an essential role.

Are you ready to take a leap into the franchising world? Allow us to be by your side!
08/11/2021
VetFran - Over 500 Veterans Franchise Opportunities

Are you ready to take a leap into the franchising world? Allow us to be by your side!

VetFran connects veterans with over 500 vetted franchise opportunities. Find funding resources, tips and info on franchising, and more.

Have you signed up yet for the Disney Veterans Institute Summit?
08/10/2021
Veterans Institute Summit | Disney Institute

Have you signed up yet for the Disney Veterans Institute Summit?

At Disney Institute's 2021 Veterans Institute Summit, learn how improve your organization’s hiring, training and support of veterans and spouses

We all could take time to learn how to become a better leader.
08/09/2021
10 proven tips on how to become a leader at work

We all could take time to learn how to become a better leader.

Being a leader at work takes work, and it doesn't happen overnight. Discover Tony's recommendations for how to be a leader at work.

Address

1900 K St. NW Suite 700
Washington D.C., DC
20006

General information

VetFran works to educate veterans about the entrepreneurship opportunities of franchising, while working with franchisors to help them make effective veterans recruitment and hiring a core part of their values, culture and strategy. VetFran also maintains a nationwide grassroots network of veteran franchisees which empowers them to share their positive stories with other veterans, the public and lets them connect with each other.

Opening Hours

Monday 9am - 6pm
Tuesday 9am - 6pm
Wednesday 9am - 6pm
Thursday 9am - 6pm
Friday 9am - 6pm

Telephone

(202) 662-7781

Products

Entrepreneurship education, business ownership opportunities, events, resources, networking.

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For nearly 30 years, VetFran has served as the bridge between the veterans and franchise communities. Our program was born out of the desire of the late Don Dwyer Sr. - founder of The Dwyer Group - to say “thank you” to our veterans returning from the first Gulf War. After the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, IFA re-launched its campaign to assist U.S. veterans, partnering with the White House on a major employment initiative called Operation Enduring Opportunity.

Today, IFA’s VetFran program teaches veterans about entrepreneurship and helps them connect with franchise opportunities at nearly 600 companies. These member companies offer financial incentives and other benefits to prospective veteran franchise owners and make being veteran-friendly and veteran-ready a core part of their values. Thousands of veterans have become franchise owners through the VetFran Program, and we are proud to continue to serve as a gateway to small-business ownership for our nation’s heroes. For more information on IFA’s VetFran program and how you can get involved, go to www.vetfran.org. VetFran is part of the IFA Foundation, a registered 501(c)3 non-profit.

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